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Diary Transcription:

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Friday, March 27, 1936

Work on
(1) G 2005 and shaft H
(2) G 2006 A, B, X
(3) G 2007 A, B, C, D, X
(4) G 2008 and shaft A
(5) G 2011

(1) G 2005
Exposing the casing of the mastaba on west, sand and limestone debris. Exposed in the middle of the two casing on southwest shaft H.

G 2005 H: In shaft. Lined with dubsh and bound with dubsh. It is west of shaft D. Total depth 2.1 meters. Limestone debris, sand, dubsh. Chamber on south. Blocked with dubsh, not bound. Blocking left for photo.

(2) G 2006
G 2006 A: In shaft. Down 6.45 meters. Black debris, sand, limestone debris, pebble stones and dubsh. Chamber on south, cut in rock, blocked with three slabs without bound, blocking left for photo. Not reached the rock in shaft.

G 2006 B: In shaft and chamber. Total depth 4.1 meters. Limestone debris, pebble, and dubsh. Chamber on east, cut in rock. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

G 2006 X: In shaft and chamber. Lined with stones, only on south partly destroyed. It is in the street, west of G 2007, east of G 2006 and north of G 2005. Total depth 2 meters. Sand and paper. Chamber on north, lined and roofed with stones. No blocking. Cleared. Drawing.

[ILLUSTRATION]

(3) G 2007
G 2007 A: In shaft and chamber. Lined with dubsh and bound with mud. It is the first shaft on south, north of mastaba G 2005, south of B and west of X. Total depth 5 meters. Excavated before 3.8 meters. Drift sand, and limestone debris in chamber. Chamber on west, cut in rock. It was blocked with stones and bound with gypsum, because we found the remains of the blocking on north. Found in chamber debris: broken bones. Cleared. Drawing on page 275.

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Details

  • Classification
    Documentation-Expedition diary pages
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Display Page Dates
    03/27/1936
  • Translator
    Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]
  • Author
    Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

Tombs and Monuments 5

  • G 2005

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2006

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2007

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2008

    • Site Name Western Cemetery
  • G 2011

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Published Documents 2

Photos 1

People 2

Modern People

  • Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz]

    • Type Translator
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Diary translator. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926). Brother of Mohammed Said Ahmed (Head Reis 1936-1939). Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.
  • Mohammed Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Reis)

    • Type Author
    • Nationality & Dates
    • Remarks Head Reis for the Harvard-MFA expedition, 1936–1939. Son of Said Ahmed Said [Diraz] (Head Reis 1908-1926) and brother of Mahmoud Said Ahmed [Diraz] (Translator) and Ahmed Said Ahmed [Diraz]. Family name, Diraz, was supplied by Said Ahmed Said's grandsons in 2006.